Educational Review, Volume 2

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Nicholas Murray Butler, Frank Pierrepont Graves, William McAndrew
Doubleday, Doran, 1891 - Education
Vols. 19-34 include "Bibliography of education" for 1899-1906, compiled by James I. Wyer and others.

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Page 344 - Coleridge observed by way of introduction to his subject that "modern thought is distinguished from ancient by its cultivation of the 'relative' spirit in place of the 'absolute.
Page 429 - Longfellow as Smith Professor of the French and Spanish Languages and Literatures, and Professor of Belles Lettres in Harvard College.
Page 444 - John Tetlow, in a paper on Modern Languages written in 1888, referring to Harvard, Wellesley, and Smith, says, "A class containing pupils fitting for each of these three colleges must either be broken up into three classes in French, or must do at least double the amount of work required by any one college in the group. My Brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Page 391 - The state board of examiners may indorse the diploma of any normal school or training college or the permanent certificate issued by a state superintendent, or board of examiners, of another state...
Page 132 - In the example of their lives we have truth and justice, goodness and greatness in concrete form; and the young who are brought into contact with these centers of influence will be filled with admiration and enthusiasm, they will be made gentle and reverent, and they will learn to realize the ever-fresh charm and force of personal purity. Teachers, who have no moral criteria, no ideals, no counsels of perfection, no devotion to God and godlike men, cannot educate, if the proper meaning of education...
Page 229 - ... when once they, for the first time, see upon what ends their efforts are directed, and how their energy and application are to promote their happiness and usefulness in life. Even in the case of those young men who need no such incentive to secure their faithful attention and earnest endeavor, we yet hold that schools of applied science and technology possess a distinct advantage, in that their students learn the truths of science in a somewhat different way, and...
Page 229 - ... on a platform, behind his desk, and lectures to his pupils from the chair of authority. But it may be said : Considering all that may be claimed for the purely educational advantages of the scientific studies which run through the curriculum of the technological schools, why may not all these advantages be equally obtained by the student of the traditional college, and even to better effect, since there he may secure the pure gold of truth freed from the alloy of baser metal — by which term...
Page 343 - It touched the deeper things of character. It filled parents with a sense of the dignity and moment of their task. It cleared away the accumulation of clogging prejudices and obscure inveterate usage, which made education one of the dark formalistic arts. It admitted floods of light and air into the tightly closed nurseries and schoolrooms.
Page 344 - Ancient philosophy sought to arrest every object in an eternal outline, to fix thought in a necessary formula, and the varieties of life in a classification by "kinds," or genera. To the modern spirit nothing is, or can be rightly known, except relatively and under conditions. The philosophical conception of the relative has been developed in modern times through the influence of the sciences of observation. Those sciences reveal types of life evanescing into each other by inexpressible refinements...
Page 399 - Of all our faculties, the memory for words was the only one specially appealed to. The most comprehensive generalizations of men were given us, instead of the facts from which those generalizations were formed. All ideas outside of the book were contraband articles, which the teacher confiscated, or rather flung overboard.

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